[Reviews] ‘Spin the Dawn’ by Elizabeth Lim (ARC)

"Sendo used to tell me fairy tales. How he’d love mine if he were still alive: the tale of a girl who’d sewn the sun, the moon, and the stars into three dresses.” Maia Tamarin dreams of becoming the greatest tailor in the land, but as a girl, the best she can hope for is …

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[Series Review] The Memoirs of Lady Trent by Marie Brennan (also known as ‘A Natural History of Dragons’)

"Although my memoirs are of course the story of my life and career, they are also a story of discovery: of curiosity, and investigation, and learning, not only regarding dragons but many other topics." The Memoirs of Lady Trent is a five-book series by Marie Brennan all about dragons and dragon naturalism, set in a …

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[Swift Reviews] ‘The Meaning of Birds’ by Jaye Robin Brown (ARC)

"Oh god. Stork rhymes with dork. Which I am. Because there’s no way you wanted all that trivia. Sorry, I’m ridiculously into birds. It’s a sickness.” Before, Jessica has always struggled with anger issues, but come sophomore year that all changes when Vivi crashes into her life. As their relationship blossoms, Vivi not only helps …

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[UKYA Features] “The Truth About Keeping Secrets” by Savannah Brown

A new installation on my blog that I hope to do with semi-regular frequency is this new idea I've had called "UKYA Features" which is exactly what it sounds like - it's a feature to highlight UKYA (or sometimes UK adult) literature. UKYA is such an incredible, diverse area - but it's also one that …

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[Swift Reviews] ‘Impostors’ by Scott Westerfeld

Frey and Rafi are inseparable...two edges of the same knife. But Frey's very existence is a secret. Frey is Rafi's twin sister--and her body double. Their powerful father has many enemies, and the world had grown dangerous as the old order falls apart. So while Rafi was raise to be the perfect daughter, Frey has …

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[Swift Reviews] ‘Bonfire’ by Krysten Ritter

“For her daughter, for her job, for that sophomore behind the dumpsters, men who get to do anything they want, and the people who are taken advantage of. Because isn’t that, ultimately, what the case comes down to?There are the people of the world who squeeze and the ones who suffocate.” It has been ten …

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[Swift Reviews] ‘Every Heart A Doorway’ by Seanan Macguire

Children have always disappeared under the right conditions; slipping through the shadows under a bed or at the back of a wardrobe, tumbling down rabbit holes and into old wells, and emerging somewhere... else. But magical lands have little need for used-up miracle children. Nancy tumbled once, but now she’s back. The things she’s experienced... …

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